I've been feeling so sorry for Alaina lately. On Tuesday we spent the day at my mom's house, where Alaina spent the afternoon running around their nice backyard. We got home at about 8:00 that night, and I put her to bed. She didn't move a muscle until 8:00 the next morning. I know this, because her covers were in the exact spot that I had put them the night before, which NEVER happens to my little night-wiggler. In fact, on Wednesday she slept in until 8:00, went back to sleep around 9:00 during her room time, and took an almost 3 hour nap in the afternoon. All that fresh air and exercise wore her out.
I know that she has so much energy. I have almost zero. So today I took her to the mall to see the puppies. We weren't there very long and she didn't get to walk too far, but I hoped that it would help burn off a fraction of the energy that seems to ooze from her pores. It's so hot out today, or we might have tried the park, although I'm not sure how much walking I can do at this point. She does her best to run around our tiny place.
I also took her to McDonald's for lunch. This is really only the second time I've ever done it, but I wanted to give her a treat, because she really has been very good this week. And I don't know how much of that we're going to do once Baby Sister comes.
I think I'm starting to grasp the parental desire to shower your child with every good thing imaginable.
10 months ago